The National are the band I'm most anticipating at ATP, on the basis of them building slowly and soundly in my heart over the last 2 years. Initially, I had a few mp3's that I thought I should certainly check out more, when the chance arose, from which I grew into piecing together Boxer from eMusic, getting Alligator this past Christmas from my good lady, and now needing to dig into the first two releases and see them live. They have a rich, layered sound that bends from silky smooth to wildly unstable, which continues to surprise me. Lots of love to these guys and more afterwards I'm sure.
Now playing: The National - Mistaken For Strangers